First, I know our kids sometimes have to learn things on their own. And I am all for letting go of the reigns and allowing him to grow on his own. But here's a simple example of what I mean - he currently takes lessons in tennis. While watching him, his serve posture could use a little help. I am a tennis player as well, and naturally want to help him get better. So later in the week I try to help him but demonstrating the right posture and motion and asking him to try it. But he won't even try. He is determined to do it HIS way. How can I help him if he won't even listen or try?
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I do agree with you. It's always a fine line for me. I want him to have a great time AND learn from my own experiences that can help him get even better. Just have to find that balance. Thank you for your response!
Thanks Ian. I do realize that he's going to have to find his own way in life, and I'm using tennis as just one of those examples. It's just frustrating sometimes because as a parent you want to help them be all they can. Thanks for commenting!
Whenever you watch him just tell him he was great, & better than you ever was at that age..In a childs eyes when their father/mother says you need to improve here or there (out of love), in can often be taken as criticism by the kid & upsetti